A young man is lucky to be alive after horrific crash in Bali forced him to have his leg amputated.
Ollie Dousset, from Sydney’s northern beaches, was visiting the Indonesian island on a surfing trip when his vehicle collided with a cement truck.
‘We saw a cement truck overtaking our car on our side of the road and my driver had no where to go and essentially we went under the rear axle of the truck,’ Mr Dousset said.
Ollie Dousset (pictured), 26, had to have his leg amputated after a horrific crash in Bali
The 26-year-old knew he had to act quickly, using a shoelace as a tourniquet to piece together his mangled leg, Seven News reported.
‘I just saw my leg on the ground with my calf muscle just kinda next to my leg and I just kinda scooped up all of my leg into my hands and put it all back together,’ he said.
Mr Dousset took a taxi to hospital and counted to and from the number 20 to distract himself.
He continued to tell himself: ‘I got this’ and ‘we can make it.’
Despite getting himself to hospital and his leg being pinned back together, Mr Dousset’s condition quickly deteriorated due to an infection.
Doctors who assisted him were also forced to run out of his ward when an earthquake struck.
‘My bed rest was just going side from side and I thought ”I can’t believe it, this is it, I’m going to die here”,’ he said.
The Sydney man (pictured) had his leg cut apart by an overtaking cement truck that he got stuck under. He tied his leg together with a shoelace and rushed to hospital in a taxi
Despite getting himself to hospital and his leg being pinned back together, Mr Dousset’s condition quickly deteriorated due to an infection
Mr Dousset’s parents paid for an emergency flight back to Perth so the young man could be attended to by Australian doctors.
Medical staff at Royal Perth Hospital were forced to tell Mr Dousset that his leg would need to be amputated due to life-threatening infection.
He has now had five surgeries and the next ten days are crucial for recovery as he could lose more leg if infection returns.
Mr Dousset said he is ready to come out stronger than ever.
A GoFundMe page was set up for the young man and over $55,000 has been raised so far.
His parents paid for an emergency flight to Royal Perth Hospital where he was told his leg would have to be amputated. He continues to recover in hospital